- By the first grade, roughly five percent of children have noticeable speech disorders.
- Research has found that 20 o 40 percent of children with a family history of speech and language impairment have the condition themselves, compared with about four percent of those with no family history of speech and language impairment.
- Research suggests that the first six months of life are the most crucial to a child’s development of language skills. For a person to become fully competent in any language, exposure must begin as early as possible, preferably before school age.
- Autism now affects one in 68 children and one in 42 boys
- Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.
Learn more about what parents can do to help their children with a speech or language disorder.
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